Get to your local ski shop and get the gear ready—the Southern ski season is upon us. Temps are going to drop as the end of the week approaches with snow expected in the Virginias. Snowshoe Mountain already has the guns blazing and lifts will start running this Saturday, December 5. The same goes for Ski Beech in North Carolina; Beech’s nearby neighbor Sugar Mountain is already open. Next weekend West Virginia’s Canaan Valley will open on Friday, December 11, and Wintergreen Resort in Virginia will open Saturday, December 12. Keep checking BRO’s Snowbound for additional openings.